BroadwayWorld Chicago Newsroom


World Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater Company World Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Chicago

American Theater Company (ATC) opens the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T. tonight, Thursday, May 25. The competitive ice skating saga is directed by Margot Bordelon and features Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn).   (more...)
Chicago Tap Theatre presents CHANGES 6/30 Chicago Tap Theatre presents CHANGES 6/30
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Chicago

Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) are proud to present Changes, a science fiction tap dance story show set to all-new arrangements of the music of David Bowie, directed by Harrison McEldowney, based on an original show created by Chicago Tap Theatre, choreography by Yonally with musical arrangements and direction by Kurt Schweitz, June 30 - July 16, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Opening night is Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $37 for adults, $30 for seniors and $23 for students and dancers. Group discounts are also available. For tickets, go to ChicagoTapTheatre.com or call the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252.  A preview rehearsal is open to the press by request at the Joel Hall Dance Center, 5965 N. Clark Street. (more...)
National Sawdust Curator Anthony Roth Costanzo presents Re-Imagined Handel Cantata This July National Sawdust Curator Anthony Roth Costanzo presents Re-Imagined Handel Cantata This July
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Chicago

This summer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, a "bona-fide star" (New Yorker) of the Metropolitan Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, LA Opera, and Glyndebourne, returns as one of twelve curators to Brooklyn's artist-led National Sawdust (NS), where he will present and perform in a radical reimagining of Handel's dramatic cantata Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, a co-production of National Sawdust and San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale (led by conductor Nicholas McGegan). (more...)
A Red Orchid Theatre to Host Reading of ANGELS IN AMERICA to Benefit the ACLU A Red Orchid Theatre to Host Reading of ANGELS IN AMERICA to Benefit the ACLU
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Chicago

A Red Orchid Theatre hosts a benefit reading of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner. Conceived as a response from Chicago theatre artists to the current political climate, the event's proceeds will benefit A Red Orchid Theatre and the Chicago chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). (more...)
Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Chicago

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Chicago

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to enjoy a line-up of brand new stories this summer at THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Attack of the Phantom of the BBQ directed by Mary Tilden, playing Mondays at 8 pm from June 19 - July 17 and August 7 - 28, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. (more...)
BLUE MAN GROUP Announces Summer Performance Schedule BLUE MAN GROUP Announces Summer Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Chicago

Blue Man Group, continuing its open run at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted), is heating things up this summer with an expanded performance schedule that will provide audiences with additional opportunities to live in full color this summer. The robust performance calendar includes performances on Memorial Day (May 29), Father's Day (June 18) and Fourth of July. (more...)
HITCH*COCKTAILS to Celebrate Five Years at The Annoyance Theatre HITCH*COCKTAILS to Celebrate Five Years at The Annoyance Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Hitch*Cocktails - the improvised thriller (and drinking game) has been a Chicago comedy staple for 5 years, and in July the nefarious fellows are celebrating in style. Special performances will be hosted every Friday in July (July 7, 14, 21 and 28th), 2017 at The Annoyance Theatre and Bar, 851 W Belmont Ave., in Chicago. Doors open at 10:00 p.m., and the show begins shortly after. (more...)
Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik to Star in LELA & CO. at Steep Theatre Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik to Star in LELA & CO. at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Steep Theatre's U.S. Premiere of Cordelia Lynn's Lela & Co., directed by Robin Witt, will feature Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik. Gonzalez-Cadel will make her Steep Theatre debut, and this will be Chmelik's third Steep production, after Simon Stephens' Motortown and Howard Korder's The Hollow Lands. (more...)
Joffrey Academy of Dance to Launch New Conservatory Program This Fall Joffrey Academy of Dance to Launch New Conservatory Program This Fall
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

The Joffrey Ballet has announced the launch of a new Joffrey Conservatory Program within the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, beginning September 2017. (more...)
John Grimes, The Revival Hour and More Coming Up This June at The Revival John Grimes, The Revival Hour and More Coming Up This June at The Revival
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

The Revival, Hyde Park's comedy theater, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in June 2017. (more...)
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)
Introducing Chicago D(ART)'s Cast and Crew for POLICE DEAF NEAR FAR by David Rush Introducing Chicago D(ART)'s Cast and Crew for POLICE DEAF NEAR FAR by David Rush
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Rehearsals have begun for Chicago D(ART)'s inaugural production of 'Police Deaf Near Far' by David Rush. (more...)
Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Hell in a Handbag Productions thanks you for being a friend this summer with its campy world premiere parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms: THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES by David Cerda, directed by Shade Murray, playing June 14 - July 12, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Single tickets are on sale at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)
Photo Flash: BoHo Theatre presents THREE DAYS OF RAIN Photo Flash: BoHo Theatre presents THREE DAYS OF RAIN
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Perpetual drifter Walker Janeway reappears in New York for the reading of his father's will. He and his sister expect to inherit the famed Janeway House that their father Ned designed with his business partner, Theo. But when the house is left to Theo's son instead, the betrayal leads Walker to unearth a cryptic journal that he believes proves his father is a fraud. The truth of the past, however, is much different than any of them realize. Shifting from present to past, THREE DAYS OF RAIN examines the depth of family secrets and how one event can be seen from many points of view. (more...)
American Theater Co.'s Youth Ensemble presents THE PROJECT(S) Adaptation, 7/14-23 American Theater Co.'s Youth Ensemble presents THE PROJECT(S) Adaptation, 7/14-23
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

American Theater Company's (ATC) Youth Ensemble presents a 50-minute abridgement by Jess McLeod and Sarah Slight of the critically acclaimed The Project(s)-a documentary play on Chicago's public housing conceived, co-written and originally directed by ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger-July 14 - 23, 2017. Directed by Monty Cole, the production features Youth Ensemble members Latrel Crawford, Danielle Jean-Baptiste, Alex King, Li Luzietti, Jenna Makkawy, Liliana Mastroianni, Azalia Resendiz, Keenya Riley, Ireon Roach, Leah Schiffman, Leojae Steward, and Ervin Tobar. The Youth Ensemble is meeting with Chicago public housing residents originally interviewed for the play, in order to learn more about the documentary theater-making process and help with character development prior to performing the piece. (more...)
PRIDE CAMP Kicks Off A New Educational Program at Pride Arts Center PRIDE CAMP Kicks Off A New Educational Program at Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Pride Arts Center is creating all-inclusive learning environments for LGBTQ+ allies. This will include summer Pride Camps for middle school and high school aged students, using theater arts to learn more about navigating our complex world. (more...)
Chi Children's Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season Chi Children's Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Chicago Children's Theatre (chicagochildrenstheatre.org), the largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to families in Chicago, has announced its 2017-18 season.  (more...)
Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)
Teatro Vista Transfers Smash Hit LA HAVANA MADRID to The Miracle Center Teatro Vista Transfers Smash Hit LA HAVANA MADRID to The Miracle Center
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

Buenas noticias!  If you couldn't get a ticket during its sold-out run at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, Teatro Vista is transferring its current smash hit La Havana Madrid for two additional weekends of performances at The Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski Rd., in Chicago's Hermosa neighborhood.  (more...)
Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival Music Institute of Chicago to Present 29th Annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Chicago

The Music Institute of Chicago presents its 29th annual Chicago Duo Piano Festival July 7-16. (more...)
RELATIVITY Adds A Week of Performances RELATIVITY Adds A Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Chicago

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of (more...)
Photo Flash: Refuge Theatre Project presents THINGS TO RUIN Photo Flash: Refuge Theatre Project presents THINGS TO RUIN
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Chicago

The two-year-old Refuge Theatre Project, whose High Fidelity: The Musical is with eight nominations one of the top nominees in the upcoming non-Equity Jeff Awards, will continue its 2017 season with Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, playing May 12 - June 18, 2017. (more...)
Theatre Nebula presents CUBICLE Theatre Nebula presents CUBICLE
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Chicago

The award- winning local professional company of Theatre Nebula announces the World Premiere of Kevin Wiczer's hilarious office farce, CUBICLE. The show has a limited engagement of three weekends beginning May 26, 2017 running through June 11, 2017. CUBICLE will be presented Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. in Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street, Palatine, IL. (more...)